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EZ-EL Wire Tron Costume 



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EZ-EL Wire Tron Costume 



Written By: EZELWire 



TOOLS: 



Sewing needles (1) 
X-Acto knife (1) 



O PARTS: 

50' Sky Blue EZ-EL Wire (3) 

9V Inverter (1) 

Gloves (1) 

Shoulder pads (1) 

Helmet (1) 

Shin guards (1) 

Pants (1) 

Wet suit (1) 

VestM) 

Arm pads (1) 

Translucent Thread (1) 

E-6000 glued) 

Gorilla tape (1) 



SUMMARY 

This guide will teach you how to make your very own Tron Costume with EZ-EL Wire! For 
more cool ideas check out https://ez-el.com/tutorials ! 



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EZ-EL Wire Tron Costume 

The EZ-EL Wire Kit you will need for this project can be purchased here . 

Enter coupon code MAKEtron at checkout for a discount! 



Step 1 — EZ-EL Wire Tron Costume 




• Here is what the finished project 
will look like! 



Step 2 




• Draft out where the inputs and 
outputs will be on the wet suit. Use 
splitter cables and extension 
cables to connect wires to the 9V 
inverter. 



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Step 3 

• After measuring out how much wire is needed for each article of clothing, cut off the 
excess wires. Make sure the EL wire is long enough so that the inputs can be added. 

• Tip: To be safe, leave yourself with extra wire while soldering so that in the case of 
any errors there is enough space to re-solder the EL wire. 



Step 4 




• Use an X-acto knife and scissors 
to cut holes into the top of the arm 
pads so that the EL wire can be 
threaded through. When threading 
the EL wire through, start with the 
tip that isn't soldered, and go from 
inside the arm pad so that the input 
ends up inside the arm pad and 
hidden. Then sew the EL wire onto 
the arm pads according to the 
design created and use the rest of 
the EL wire to sew around the 
edges of the arm pads. Tip: Sewing 
along stretchable material should 
be avoided to ensure that the 
costume does not wear out quickly. 



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Step 5 




• Shin Guards: Start with the tip that 
isn't soldered on one side of the 
shin guards. Sew the translucent 
thread around the EL wire as you 
flex the wire around the edges of 
the shin guards. 

• Keep repeating the same step until 
you have reached back to the top 
of the shin guard. There should be 
an extra 4-6 inches at the end so 
the input can reach the output. 

• Pants: Before starting on the 
pants, make sure the output is 
located on the hip of the pants. 
Start sewing the EL wire onto the 
borders of the top padding. The 
wires should connect with the 
bottom padding. 

• As you can see, three holes were 
made to loop the EL wire in and out 
of the padding of the pants in 
accordance withthe design. 



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Step 6 




• Mark the shoulder pads with a pen 
and tape where you want the holes 
to be. The material is not very 
strong, so mistakes should be 
avoided while drilling. Use the drill 
to make holes into the shoulder 
pads so the EL wire can be looped 
through. (Refer to additional 
pictures to see where the holes 
were drilled) Use E-6000 glue on 
parts that can't be sewn onto. Sew 
the EL wire onto the velcro to make 
the EL wire stable. Make sure you 
pull the EL wire to make it stiff 
before sewing. 



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Step 7 




• You will need to drill four holes on 
one side of the disc, and two holes 
on the other side in order to slide 
the EL wire through. Once you are 
done looping the EL wire, apply the 
E- 6000 glue and use either gorilla 
tape or painter's tape to hold the EL 
wire down. 

• The disc has a separate 3V 
Inverter taped under the disc. 
Velcro can be attached to the 3V 
Inverter, with the other side of the 
velcro on the shoulder pads. That 
way you can attach the disc to your 
back when you please. 

• Helmet: Use a Dremel to create a 
groove for the wire to sit in (Refer 
to additional picture). 

• Next, apply E-6000 glue and place 
the EL wire along the groove of the 
helmet. Make sure you tape as you 
go. Remember to let the glue sit for 
72 hours to dry. 



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Step 8 




• SUIT UP! Have fun with your 
awesome new costume. 



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